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Treat Anxiety Fast: Certificate Course with Dr. David Burns

Program Information


  1. Track therapeutic progress using the brief mood survey.
  2. Describe why therapists and clients alike avoid exposure.
  3. Describe at least five techniques for treating anxiety disorders.
  4. Develop a creative, individualized treatment plan for each client.
  5. Reduce therapeutic resistance in session and boost motivation.
  6. Integrate four powerful treatment models for anxiety.
  7. Select the most effective interventions for each client.
  8. Track the client’s perception of therapeutic alliance.
  9. Explain how the hidden emotion model works.
  10. Describe how the experimental technique works.
  11. List several cognitive distortions that trigger anxiety.
  12. Explain the concept of “failing as fast as you can”.
  13. Contrast outcome vs. process resistance for anxiety.
  14. Explain how the daily mood log works.
  15. Contrast classical, cognitive, and interpersonal exposure techniques.


Day 1
What is TEAM-CBT? Reverse Hypnosis

Four Powerful Treatment Models for Anxiety Disorders
  1. The Cognitive Model: I THINK therefore I FEAR
    • Single session treatment for Panic Disorder (video)
  2. The Exposure Model: Taking a Page from the Tibetan Book of the Dead
    • Blood Phobia
  3. The Hidden Emotion Model: Cycling Back to Freud?
    • The Burrito Slasher
  4. The Motivational Model: Heading Off the Resistance at the Pass
    • A Case of Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Overcoming Toxic Shame (video) Clinical Exercise Day 2
The Cognitive Model The Hidden Emotion Model Innovations in Exposure Therapy Treatment Algorithms Relapse Prevention Training

Copyright : 03/12/2018

Bonus: Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment



  1. Explain paradoxical agenda setting.
Copyright : 07/11/2013